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lafayette tunnel highway 61 mn

 

Safe Passage

mile 34.6

 

 
During a November 28, 1905 blizzard, the Pittsburgh Steamship Company lost two men and four ships, precipitating, in part, the building of the lighthouse at Split Rock. It was a dark and stormy night. With zero visibility, the captain had no idea where he was until he heard breakers hitting the shore. A few moments later, waves smashed her into offshore rocks. With no time to react, the Manila drove into the Lafayette's stern, busting her in two in minutes. Both crews made it to shore. Aren't you glad you can safely whiz right through the Lafayette Bluff Tunnel?

 

		

 

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